Over the weekend, Progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar was booed off stage at an event celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Somalia’s independence. The radical lawmaker was taken off guard by the crowd’s adverse reaction when she took the stage to give a short speech.
Ilhan Omar got booed onstage at a concert featuring Somali singer Soldaan Seraar in Minnesota last night.
People in the crowd chanted "Get out!" & shouted "Get the f*ck out of here!". pic.twitter.com/sggii7h6sO
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Video of Omar being booed and shouted down by the crowd as she began to speak quickly circulated on social media. One clip, which has over a million views, shows the crowd chanting “get out” while some in the crowd can be heard yelling “get the fuck out of here.”
“Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, we don’t have all night,” Omar stopped and addressed the crowd as they continued to shout her down.
Newsweek’s Khaleda Rahman explained the Somali crowd’s reaction to Omar – who herself is a Somali refugee and one of the first Muslim women ever elected to the U.S. Congress.
“It was not immediately clear exactly what prompted the crowd’s reaction, but some suggested that it was Omar’s support for abortion and LGBTQ rights,” Rahman noted, adding that the Somali crowd was compromised of many religious and social conservative attendees.